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"JJ"
Series 4, Episode 6
Skins-JJ-2
Centric Character(s): JJ Jones
Original Airdate: March 4 2010
Written by: Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by: Esther May Campbell
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"JJ" is the sixth episode of Series 4 and the 35th episode overall.

This episode primarily focuses on JJ Jones and his romantic relationship with co-worker Lara Lloyd, which is problematic as she has a child with her ex-boyfriend who is still in love with her, which causes much debate among JJ's friends on whether to pursue the relationship or not.

PlotEdit

JJ is in love with Lara Lloyd, a fellow employee at a confectionery shop, but lacks the courage to ask her out. Thomas gets JJ to ask her out and she accepts. He visits Lara’s flat and discovers that she is a single mother with a young child. Lara’s ex-boyfriend, Liam, walks in and threatens JJ, telling him to leave Lara and his child alone. The date goes disastrously as a result, and Lara leaves. JJ finds her and they have sex at Lara’s. JJ returns home but his mother takes him to the clinic for more medication. JJ lets Lara meet Naomi and Emily. Upstairs, Emily tells JJ that Lara is using him to get back at her ex. JJ snaps at Emily and makes remarks on her own relationship, reducing her to tears. JJ’s family also think Lara is a slut and she leaves, offended. JJ becomes angry and beats up Liam when he sees him talking to Lara, who then calls off their relationship. JJ apologises to Liam who tells JJ he loves his child and for JJ to look after Lara. JJ serenades Lara with a ukelele version of "True" by Spandau Ballet, and she takes him back.

Music Featured in "JJ"[1]Edit

Note: The music tracks listed below only refer to the music featured in the episode's initial airing. Many of the music tracks featured in this episode have been substituted for alternative tracks for both the US and UK home media release of Series 4.

Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
Segal and Kaluuya - Vicks
Segal and Kaluuya - My Hooker
Segal and Kaluuya- White Ladies
George Formby - My Ukulele
Caribou - Thistles and Felt
George Formby - Swimmin’ with the Wimmin
Fonda 500 - Beta Max
Wave Machines - I go, I go, I go
Port O’Brien - Tree Bones
Dial F for Frankenstein - Wes Vega
Micachu - Lips
Le Loup - Breathing Rapture
George Formby - With my Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
Le Volume Courbe - Freight Train
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - True (by Spandau Ballet)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Star Trek theme
Spandau Ballet - Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.e4.com/skins/music/series4/episode6.html

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